Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
27 805 Pittsburgh Pirates Wes Luquette C La.
If Wes Luquette were signable, he could go in the first seven rounds. But he had Tommy John surgery shortly before the draft and may want a seven-figure bonus to pass up a Louisiana State scholarship, so he'll plummet below where his ability would dictate. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder is an extremely athletic catcher with plus-plus arm strength and solid receiving skills. He also put his arm to good use in football, starring at quarterback at Peyton and Eli Manning's alma mater. Luquette has a quick righthanded bat with some pop but will have to adjust to quality pitching both offensively and defensively after facing lackluster competition in high school. He's the grandson of Tabasco sauce tycoon Paul McIlhenny.